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Champion For Scottsboro...

VOL. XLV. No. 139 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1935

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Michigan
Team Ties
For Fifth

Students Try Hearst And Hang His Effigy

Three Title Defenders
To Challengers In
N.A.A.U. Meet

Lose
The

Degener Loses In
Lowboard Diving
New York A.C. Gets Big
Lead Toward National
Team Championship
NEW YORK, April 4. - (P) -Three
of four defending champions dropped
their titles tonight in the senior Na-
tional Amateur Athletic Union's 47th
annual indoor swimming champion-
ship in the New York Athletic Club's
pool.
The only title-holder able to with-
stand the assault of challengers was
Leonard Spence, who for the second
year won the 300-yard individual
medley, using the butterfly stroke to
good advantage and winning, by a
margin of six feet.
Giving a superb exhibition of the
dorsal stroke, 16-year-old Adolph Kie-
fer, representing the Great Lake Shore
A.C., of Chicago, cracked the world's
record for the 150-yard backstroke to
capture the title in 1:36.1 minutes
and the throne of Elbert Vande Weghe
of the Newark A.C., who formerly held
the world's record of 1:36.9.
The surprising performance of the
night wa turned in by Elbert Root
of Miami, who became the low board
diving title holder. He scored over
Richard Degener of the Detroit A.C.,
the defending champion, picking up
valuable pints as Degener gave a
below-par exhibitionginethe difficult
twisting double somersault dive. Root
amassed 134.32 points to Degener's
134.16.
The triumph of Frick and Spence
gave the New York A.C. a flying start
in defense of the national team cham-
pionship. At the end of tonight's
four-event program, the representa-
tives of the homT- e club had rolled up
16 points -good for a seven-point
lead over their closest rival, the Lake
Shore AC. of Chicago, which collect-
ed nine points.
The balance of the team standing
in order, follows: Detroit A.C., six;
Miami, Baltimore, five; Newark A.C.,
two; University of Michigan, two;
Olneyville Boy's Club, one.
SUMMARIES
Low board fancy diving: Won by
Elbert Root, 134.32; second, Richard
Degener, 134.16; third, Al Green, Chi-
cago, 126.99; fourth, Frank Fehsen-
feld, Michigan, 119.71; fifth, Ned
Diefendorf, Michigan, 117.26-r sixth,
Ben Grady, Michigan, 113.6.
300-yard individual medley: Won
by Leonard Spence, New York A.C.,
3:37.5; second, Wallace Spence, New
York A.C., 3:40.2; third, Tom Haynie,
Detroit A.C., 3:40.6; fourth, Taylor
Drysdale, Michigan; fifth, John Hig-
gins, Providence.
150-yard backstroke: Won by Ad-
olf Kiefer, Chicago, 1:31.6; second,
Ben Zehr, Indiana, 1:36.3; third, Al-
bert Vande Weghe, Newark A.C.,
1:39.4; fourth, Anthony Sinkiewicz
Detroit A.C.; fifth, Gordon Chalmers,
Franklin and Marshall.
100-yard free style: Won by Peter
Frick, New York A.C., 0:52.4; second,
Walter Spence, New York A.C., 0:53;
third, Carl Flachmann, Chicago,
0:53.6; fourth, Matt Chrostowski,
Providence, R. I.; fifth, Art Highland,
Chicago.
Students Poisoned
At Boarding House
More than 20 cases of food poison-
ing were reported to the Health Serv-
ice yesterday by students boarding at
Freeman's boarding house, 803 E.
Washington Street. The students re-
ported that they became ill about 14
hours after eating Wednesday night.
Samples of the food served Wed-
nesday night were seured by Dr.
Lloyd R. Gates, deputy health officer,
for analysis. Dr. Gates announced
yesterday that" results would not be
known for 48 hours.

Dr. Warren E. Forsythe, director of
the Health Service, stated that the
students complained of cramps, and
he said that suspicion was directed
for the most part toward some cold
ham, which may have beeninfected
accidently in the same manner as
the chicken salad in the Hospital case,
and the milk supply.
"Freeman's serve Grade A raw
milk." Dr. Forsythe said, "which is

Prof. Lovett
Hits R.O.T.C.,
Hearst, War,
Sole Hope For European
Peace Is Treaty Change
Speaker Declares
Condemns Entry Of
U.S. In Great War
Plea For New Economic
And Social Systems Is
Made;
Th. Versailles Treaty, America's
entry into the World War, the R.O.-
T.C., and William Randolph Hearst
were attacked yesterday by Prof.
Hobert Morss Lovett of the Univer-
,ity of Chicago in the main address
Df the anti-war meeting in Hill Au-
litorium.
Professor Lovett declared beforej
.bout 1,200 spectators that the solel
'iope of averting a European war lies~
n a revision of the Versailles treaty,1
-ind suggested that the United States#
,how the way by scrapping the Ger-
nan-American treaty.
Both of these treaties, Professor
Lovett said, represent a clear betrayal
of solemn obligations to Germany on
the part of the allies. He cited state-
ments of President Wilson promising
peace on the basis of complete equal-
ity.

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PHI BETA DELT A FRATERNITY

-By Daily Staff Photographer.
"Arthur Fuzzbrain" is shown delivering an impassioned defense plea
as University Students gathered last night to try William Randolph
Hearst and hang him in effigy.
Hearst Is Hanoged In Effioy By
M Of3~ S
Merry GroupOf 350 Students
William Randolph Hearst was gold to force the United States off the
hanged in effigy last night by a hilar- gold standard," "acting as godfather
ious group of more than 350 students. to the Young Communist League and
After a mock trial on the library as grandfather to the Communist
steps conducted with all the ceremony party," "fostering gluttony among
and pomp of the courtroom, the de- the Russians," "demanding destruc-
fendant, a six-foot stuffed figure la- tion of our glorious navy," "financ-
belled "William Randolph Hearst - ing the Scottsboro defense," "blowing
Public Enemy Number One," was con- up the Maine and in general rous-
demned to death by hanging.dj ing the nation to riot and violence
The figure was then carried over to by consistently telling the truth, the
a neaiby tree, strung up on a branch, whole truth, and nothing but the
and fastened in place, while the spec- truth, so help him God," and "in addi-
tators sang "0, We'll Hang Willie tion, so neglecting our educational
Hearst on a Sour Apple Tree" and institutions that our universities have
chanted a mournful funeral dirge. been allowed to have freedom of aca-
The trial, carried on chiefly by law demic discussion, making them sus-
students, consisted of a solemn recita- ceptible to the machinations of for-
tion of eight "charges" by the prose- eign propagandists, aiding and abet-
cutor, impassioned defense pleas by ting this dangerous movement by im-
"Arthur Fuzzbrain" and "Marion Nav- porting John Strachey to our inno-
ies," a "cablegram" of support from cent and pristine land."
"Adolf," and a summation by the The summation, describing Hearst
prosecution in the form of a parody of as "a new being, conceived of the
Lincoln's Gettysburg address. devil and dedicated to the proposi-
The "charges" of the prosecution tion that all men are created en-
were "blinding the nation to the emies," expressed the hope "that gov-
danger of the Yellow Peril and try- ernment of Hearst, by Hearst, and for
ing to make us believe in the brother- Hearst shall have forever perished
hood of mankind," "receiving Moscow from the earth,"

Dr. Malinowski
*1M !3 7 TOY

Hits Credit Structure YV'11 e ei r U11-
The dependence of the credit struc-
ture of the United States on a victory Lecture Here
by the Allies was blamed by Professor
Lovett for our entry into the World'
War. He asserted that President Wil- Will Speak On 'Economic
son was faced with "a choice between
war and the collapse of the credit Motive In Development
system."
The only way to prevent another Of Civilization'
war by the United States is to avoid The University Lecture Series for
the necessity of making such a choice 1935 will be resumed immediately af-
again, he said. "We must look for- 13 ilb eue meitl f
ward," he went on, "to a social and ter spring vacation by Prof. Bronis-
economic system based on the equality law Malinowski of the University of
and welfare of the individual and the London, who will speak Tuesday,
welfare of the people as a whole rather April 16 on the subject: "The Eco-
than the privilege of a few." nomic Motive in the Development of
Professor Lovett declared that the Civilization."
R.O.T.C. is not efficient in making Professor Malinowski is a mathe-
good soldiers, but only serves as a matician, economist, and anthropolo-
means of propaganda by the War De- gist, and his lecture here is being
partment. He said that the "danger sponsored by the anthropology de-
of preparedness" lies in the fact that partment. He received his doctorate
"it prepares our minds for war." in exact science and mathematics
Score "Sex Exploitation" from the Polish University of Cracow
After calling the "exploitation of in 1908, and from 1910 on was en-
sex" one of the most disgusting as- gaged in research work at the British
pects of the propaganda of the World Museum and the London School of
War, he asserted that similar tactics Economics, from which he received
are evident in the practice of electing the doctorate of science in 1916.
"pretty girls" to be honorary officers Taught First In London
of R.O.T.C. units and to lead military He first taught at the University
functions. of London as a lecturer from 1913 to
Professor Lovett charged the War 1914, then as staff lecturer from 1920
Department with attempting to pre- to 1924. He was appointed First
sent war as being pleasanter than it Reader in 1924 and again in 1927,
really is. He said that passages in the since which year he has held this
R.O.T.C. manual describing the use of position.
bayonets in killing people have been In the course of his work Dr. Mal-
deleted. inowski has made a number of field
William Randolph Hearst was studies in Australia and Melanesia,
called America's "Public Enemy Num- and in 1914 he accompanied the Rob-
ber One" by Professor Lovett for hav- ert Mond Anthropological Expedi-
ing helped to precipitate the war with tion to New Guinea and Northwestern
Spain. "Journalists and politicians" Melanesia, returning in 1918 to Aus-'
were also charged with a major share tralia and in 1920 to Europe.
in causing the World War. sIs Widely Known Lecturer
Cyril F. Hetsko, the student speaker, Among his best known works are
said that students were serving no-'"Argonauts, of the Western Pacific,"
tice that they would no longeribe"Crime and Custom in Savage So-
ist war o ciety," "Myth in Primitive Psycholo-
Winifred Bell, '36, introduced Pro- gy," and "The Family Among the
fessor Lovett, and George L. Aber- Australian Aborgines." He is a con-
nethy, Grad., was the chairman of tributor to various scientific journals.
the meeting. to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and

Eternal Life
Discussed By
A. I. Compton

Future Unpredidted
Either Scientists Or
Philosophers

By
The

"Scientists and philosophers alike
have failed to provide any clear indi-
cation of what the future holds for
us," declared Dr. Arthur H. Compton;
in his last lecture in the Henry Martin
Loud series in Hill Auditorium last
night. The title of Dr. Compton's
lecture was "Is Death the End?"
Dr. Compton emphasized the lack
of definite scientific knowledge in
the field of investigating immortal-
ity, or life eternal. le pointed out
the inability of the scientists to draw
logical deductions of a life beyond a
bodily death on the basis of experi-
ments in the physical world. To
divine exactly the nature of immor-
tality, the scientists must examine
the evidence of a person who has ac-
tually experienced death, he stated.
"If one is to have either a positive
faith in future life or a conviction
that death is the end," he stated,
"such beliefs must, it seems to me,
be based upon religious, moral, or
philosophical grounds rather than up-
on scientific reasoning." He later
said that "it is safe to say that very
few of those who accept the doctrine
of immortality do so because of any
logical argument."
Dr. Compton followed the line of

iseuss Means
For Handling
Of Mobs, Riots
Maj. Wiard Demonstrates
Uses Of Gases, Flares,
And Fire Bombs
Tricky ways by which police can
handle mobs and riots were shown
yesterday by Major Seth Wiard, tech-
nical director of a Cleveland chem-
ical company, at the concluding ses-
sion of the second annual Institute for
Law Enforcement Officers.
An element of humor occurred when
Major Wiard was instructing the po-
licemen in the use of tear gas on a;
field south of Ann Arbor. The wind
suddenly shifted and more than 1501
law enforcement officers began to
"cry." Later the chemist playfully
tossed one of the tear gas bombs in
the direction of his "class," and again
they burst forth into tears. The use
of smoke bcmbs was also demon-
strated.
"There is practically nothing now
being used in modern warfare that
is really new," Major Wiard said in a
talk which followed the practical ex-
hibition. "Gas was first used in 400
B.C. when the Spartans and the
Athenians burned sulphur. The fumes
did not kill, of course, but they served
to make the enemy quite uncomfort-
able."
There are three types of gas suit-
able for police work, he explained.
The object, he said, is not to kill, but
to keep from fighting. The first type,

i,

Rev. Marley
To Speak On
Investigations'
Varied Program To Be
Presented By The Local
Churches Sunday
."Shall the University Investigate
the Legislature," a sermon to be del-I
ivered by the Rev. H. P. Marley at
the Unitarian church at 5:15 p.m.,
will feature the programs to be of-
fered this Sunday by Ann Arbor
churches.
The sermon by Mr. Marley will
deal with the move on the part of
many legislatures of this country,
and that of Michigan in particular,
to persecute liberal minorities, and'
will also treat the question of whether
the University has any recourse
against repressive legislation and
those who instigate it.
Sunday, April 14, Mr. Lon Ray
Call, new secretary of the Western
Unitarian Conference will be present
to discuss the question "Shall We
Stand By the Church?"
"What Is Essential in Christianity,"
the first of a series of three sermons
on "Faith and Belief For Such a
Time As This," will be the topic to
be discussed by Mr. Allison R. Heaps,
At the 10:30 a.m. service of the First
Congregational Church. The lecture
period at 11:30 a.m. will be given over
to an. address by Mr. Kermit Eby
)n "Must America Fight Japan?"
The Rev. William P. Lemon of the
First Presbyterian church, will dis-
cuss, "The Supremacy of the Serv-
ant," the fifth in a series on "The
Paradoxes of Jesus," at the morning
(Continued on Page 21
Ne.oro Choir
Will Present
Stein's Opera
'Four Saints In Three Acts'
To Be Given By Eva
Jessye Group
The Eva Jessye Choir, an ensemble
>f Negro vocalists, will give perform-
ances Sunday afternoon and eve-
ning, April 28, in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater under the auspices of three
local organizations. Gertrude Stein's
2pera, "Four Saints in Three Acts,"
is the opera chosen for presentation.
The choir is directed by Eva Jessye,
and its members represent many
states and schools throughout the
country. It is internationally known
through its frequent broadcasts over
national radio chains.
Widely acclaimed by critics as un-
surpassed in native interpretation, it
has also been said that "the Eva
Jessye Negro Choir has already estab-
lished itself as an organization that
may always be counted on for an
evening of rare charm, genuine en-
tertainment, and a high quality of
musicianship. In addition to being
a very fine artist, Miss Jessye is
recognized as an authority in the
field of American Negro music. Pro-

Rest Of Semester
League Officials Made The
Complaint Of Affair Of
March 23
By THOMAS E. GROEHN
The local chapter of Phi Beta Delta
fraternity, 920 Baldwin Ave., closed
yesterday for the remainder of the
current semester by the disciplinary
committee, as an aftermath of a din-
ner-dance held Saturday, March 23,
at the League, which "was not con-
ducted in accordance with the stand-
ards for social affairs as set forth by
the University.
The action was the first taken
against a fraternity since President
Alexander G. Ruthven warned fra-
ternity leaders at a meeting held Jan.
19 that unless social conditions im-
proved in fraternities offending
houses would be closed.
Suspend All Activities
The committee not only stipulated
that the chapter house must be closed
immediately, but that the house must
also suspend activities as a fraternity
for the remainder of the semester.
The action was taken following a
complaint presented to the disciplin-
ary committee by officials of the
League, who testified as to the use
of intoxicating liquor at the dance,
which was held in a small ballroom
on the third floor of the League.
The testimony also revealed that
several persons were visibly intoxi-
cated, one person being obnoxiously
so, and further that the party in gen-
eral was conducted with excess hilar-
ity and noise.
An active member and an alumnus,
both of whom testified at the hear-
ings, admitted that liquor had been
brought into the League, but conflict-
ing testimony was presented by them
as to the number of persons who
had been drinking and their degree
of sobriety.
The active member further stated
that it had been announced at a meet-
ing of the house that "no liqubr was
to be brought to the dance.'
Called Unfair
Joel P. Newman, '36, social chair-
man of the fraternity, who spoke
for the house last night in the ab-
sence of Albert M. Blummenfeld, '35,
president, said that they believed the
ruling of the committee "obviously
unfair and harsh and it doesn't fit
the offense."
"The League served set-ups. They
brought up bowls of cracked ice and
a number of bottles of gingerale and
no questions were asked," Newman
said.
Blummenfeld left late yesterday for
New York to consult with members
of the national organization of Phi
Beta Delta.
In reaching their decision the com-
mittee pointed out that the holding
of a party in a building other than
the chapter house did not relieve the
organization of its responsibility re-
garding the conduct of members at a
fraternity function.
They also declared that fraterni-
ties are responsible for the conduct
of alumni members at a fraternity
party.
Chaperone Writes
In a letter to University authorities,
Julius D. London, father of one of the
members of the fraternity and a chap-
erone at the party, stated:
"In reference to your letter of
March 26, I am certainly surprised
that any complaint could have been
made concerning the conduct of the
guests at the Phi Beta Delta affair.
In my estimation the guests behaved
with dignity and restraint. However,
as we were about to leave at the close
of the dance, we noticed a young lady
who was apparently quite ill.rWe took
care of her and sent her home.
Whether or not her illness was caused
by the use of intoxicants, we also do
not know. I assure you that to our
knowledge there was no evidence of
either improper conduct or the use
of liquor."

Three hearings were held on the
case. Two by the disciplinary com-
mittee and one by the Executive Com-
mittee of the Interfraternity Council.
The latter organization heard the

the Encyclopedia of Social bciences.
This is not Dr. Malinowski's first
1,000 Turn Out For trip to America, as he lectured at the
University of Cornell, and has al-
Anti-War 'Meeting so lectured at the University of Chi-
cago, Columbia, Yale, and Northwest-
More than 1,000 students turned ern.
out to hear six speakers address an

anti-war strike meeting at 11 a.m. yes.-I
terday in front of the library.

The "Oxford pledge" against war
was administered to an estimated 450
members of the audience by Serril
Gerber, delegate to the recent World
Student Congress Against War and
Fascism.
One of the speakers was Kerniit s
Eby, instructor at Ann Arbor High
School. William A. Babcock, Jr., '35L,
president of the senior law class, was
the chairman of the meeting.
A resolution passed by the gather-
ing pledged "support to the world
student movement against war and
fascism and to the World Student
Committee . .. to the coming United
States Student Congress Against War
and Fascism. We invite our fellow
students to accept the hospitality
for this gathering."

1

Next Year's Opera I
Is BeingPlanned
Preliminary plans for the 27th
annual Michigan Union Opera, to be
produced next fall, were outlined yes-
terday by Robert D. Slack, '35, newly-}
elected president of Mimes.
If present plans are effected, Slack
stated, there will be several important*
changes in next year's opera, par-
ticularly in the production schedule.
Students wyriting manuscripts for
consideration by the book committee
must submit them by Wednesday,
April 17, to Slack, who is also acting
chairman of that unit. With him on
the committee are serving Henry P.
Felker, '35E, and Edward L. Adams,
Jr., '37.
Slack stated that the committee
is anxious that the book for the show

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